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Male Athlete of the Week: Michael Fitzgerald

September 22, 2010

This week’s male Athlete of the Week is wheelchair curler, Michael Fitzgerald of Enfield, N.S.

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Around the House: Volunteering comes naturally to curlers

September 22, 2010

Yes, that’s me in the picture, chatting away to a couple of guys who stopped by the Guelph Curling Club table at Stone Road Mall one crisp Saturday a few weeks ago.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Adaptation

September 21, 2010

Way back when, sports started to modify big boy activities so that the little people could play. It was not practical for little bodies to play sports with equipment and playing areas designed for adult sized participants. By modifying equipment to a smaller size, kids could be entrenched with sport at an earlier age to have a longer life long-experience with the healthy pursuits of sport.

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Female Athlete of the Week: Sherry Anderson

September 21, 2010

This week’s female Athlete of the Week is Sherry Anderson of Delisle, Saskatchewan.

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Between the Sheets: The Lessons of the Medal – Perspective

September 20, 2010

This is the final post of a three part series, “The Lessons of the Medal“. Sport teaches so many lessons that can be used in everyday life – its understanding those lessons and applying them to your daily life that is the difficult part.

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House Call: A Beginners Guide to Curling Equipment

September 17, 2010

Curling is generally seen as an affordable sport and for the most part, it is. However, it’s easy to get caught up thinking you need everything to be top of the line in order to enjoy the sport. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Hey Coach: A Weekend of Learning at La Releve Camp

September 16, 2010

It’s an amazing experience as a curling fan to see a young athlete turn around and say “How was that Coach?” and the person answering is a current high performance curler in our country. That was our reality this past weekend at our La Releve Camp in Edmonton.

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Inside the NTP: National Wheelchair Curling Program

September 16, 2010

In April, about a month after the Olympic/Paralympic Games, Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches were invited to Ottawa to be recognized for their successes in Parliament and to celebrate with each other in Montreal at a parade and Gala! It was a terrific end to a great year in curling!

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Junior Athlete of the Week: Michael Horita

September 16, 2010

This week’s junior Athlete of the Week is Michael Horita of Langley, British Columbia.

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Male Athlete of the Week: Jamie Koe

September 15, 2010

This week’s male Athlete of the Week is reigning Northwest Territories/Yukon champion skip Jamie Koe of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

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Around the House: Welcome to Planet Curling!

September 15, 2010

Remember when you were new to curling?  You may have felt yourself stepping into a world that was at the same time welcoming and overwhelming.

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Female Athlete of the Week: Val Sweeting

September 14, 2010

This week’s female Athlete of the Week is reigning Alberta women’s champion skip Val Sweeting of Vegreville, Alberta.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Where to Find the Support?

September 14, 2010

You have got this great idea that you want to create a Little Rock program at your curling club. Not just a one-time fun spiel involving the kids and their families, but a full fledged 20 week program to encourage in curling the 6 years of age and up sector of our community.

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Business of Curling: To Facebook or not to Facebook

September 14, 2010

Facebook is no longer a fad but an application that has woven itself into our everyday lives. As operators of curling facilities, we cannot ignore the power of the Internet or social media.

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Fit to Curl: La Releve Camp, Cheeseburger Picnics and Charity Golf Tourneys

September 13, 2010

As Labour Day weekend rolls by, curlers start to think about getting back on the ice again. In fact, many have already been on the ice — it seems that more and more clubs offer camps and leagues in late summer.

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